Vendor Spotlight- The Cordelle

If  you are looking for a quaint location located minutes from Broadway, The Cordelle is the perfect venue! Chandra, Nealy and Leigh, the owners, have made this venue the perfect place to make your event completely unique in a great rustic building! The Cordelle is in downtown Nashville's historic Rutledge Hill which makes it very convenient for guests and other aspects of your wedding being so close to downtown. The landscape along with the interior design of the house make so a unique event your guests will never forget! Below are a few questions for more about The Cordelle as well as a couple personal questions for the women behind the venue! Contact these ladies for more info or to schedule a tour of the venue!

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What makes your venue different from other venues?

The Cordelle is a unique venue because of its versatility and downtown Nashville location. Our indoor/outdoor event space allows for a gorgeous garden setting or an interior backdrop that is part modern and part vintage. The historic Victorian home and new Great Hall come together to set the perfect stage for any event. The furnished Loft also makes The Cordelle truly unique! This organic, yet designed space that is yours for the day of your event… bonus!

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What is the history of your venue? (How did it get started, etc.)

Saying “YES” to a man popping the question got us into building our idea of the perfect event space! The Cordelle is owned and operated by three long time friends, 1/3 of the trio was looking for a spot to tie the knot in Nashville. In our search we started to see the need for this type of space in downtown. 2 years later there was a new event space for the city and finally a wedding for the couple who sparked the idea:). Now the fun part is getting to share it with couples and hosting their special day!

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What are some of your wedding and reception options?

The Cordelle is extremely versatile, we have lots of configurations that work. Outdoor garden setting, cocktail style, seated dinner, area for full band performances or DJ, historic backdrop in the Victorian or the modern white space of the Great Hall there are lots of options. In designing the space we wanted to create a venue that didn’t need a ton of decor to make it work and our lighting is on dimmers throughout which sets a tone and atmosphere. For smaller events we can even host rehearsal dinners in our furnished Loft. Causal or refined, small or large guest counts and wedding, reception… or both, The Cordelle is flexible for your design and aesthetic.

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Does your venue require use of your preferred vendors, or are brides free to bring their own?

At The Cordelle we have an open vendor policy. We do require that vendors are licensed and insured, but you can choose who you would like to be a part of your special day. Our venue also allows clients to provide their own beverage package.

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In your opinion, which event (or type of event) has most creatively taken advantage of your venue, and what made that event a success?

We recently hosted a reception for 265 guests and the event utilized the entire property. Farm tables and rounds were set in the garden under the canopy of a hundred year old tree, buffet was set on the covered patio with access points in the front and back of the yard. From the outdoor dinner seating the guests were lead into the Great Hall for a cocktail style set-up for drinks, cake cutting and dancing . A bourbon bar was set up in the Victorian with lounge seating and high boy cocktail tables which transitioned into the Great Hall where a large stage and band were performing. The furnished Loft was the perfect place for the newly weds to take a moment together after their ceremony and when they were announced as “Mr & Mrs” exiting from the Loft balcony made a grand entrance. Each area utilized and created a great flow for the event.

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Some personal questions:

Mac or PC?


Tea or Coffee?


Favorite local Nashville restaurant?

City House

Favorite movie right now?

1974's release “Chinatown” is always a favorite! The costuming, cinematography and acting are impeccable… always a go to.